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The Reality of Ecological Assemblages: A Palaeo-ecological Puzzle

Sterelny, Kim

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Ecological communities, I argue, are objective units of nature if they have structure that regulates their membership. Evidence of such structure in contemporary ecology is scant, but the palaeoecological phenomenon of co-ordinated stasis is a prima facie example of internal regulation. I argue that no individualist attempts to explain away the appearance of internal regulation succeeds. But no internalist model is fully satisfactory, either, in explaining the contrast between pre and post...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/90772
Source: Biology and Philosophy
DOI: 10.1023/A:1011972529013

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